Understanding the Principles of Rheumatic Heart Disease

Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is a cardiovascular problem that is caused by a streptococcal infection. It is usually initiated by an acute and recurrent rheumatic fever (RF). RF is a form of inflammatory problem that commonly affecting children. The main culprit of RHD is beta-hemolytic streptococcus. This causative agent is aerobic. It means that any vital organ in the body that has favorable source of oxygen serves as the best reservoir for strep. These include the heart (RHD) and kidney (Acute Glomerulonephritis or AGN). The inflammatory process of RHD can affect the three layers of the heart. These include endocarditis (inflammation of the heart’s innermost lining), myocarditis (swelling of the cardiac muscles), and pericarditis (inflammation of the heart’s outer layer).The most common age bracket that is affected by RHD is children age between five and fifteen. However, some reported cases are affecting adults and elders. This simply explains that RHD does not have exclusion to chil…

Essential Facts about Juvenile Hypertension By Edter

High blood pressure in children is described as higher BP readings for about 95% compare to normal BP. This condition may occur to both male and female child. It usually affects a certain age group (14-18 years old). The juvenile hypertension may strike any child with varying weight and height, as well. Any case of high blood pressure that may occur to children who are below 10 years old is caused by other underlying cardiac problems. However, the causes of this vascular problem are the same with the hypertension to adults. These include overweight, failure to exercise, and possesses poor eating habits. Modification of lifestyle and eating pattern can help reduce the chance of getting juvenile hypertension. But for other cases, pharmaceutical drugs will be given to stabilize the blood pressure. Causes of Juvenile HypertensionThere are two major groups of causes for juvenile hypertension. These include the modifiable and non-modifiable factors. For modifiable factors, high blood pressur…

Cardiac Diet-Prevent Any Risk To Heart by Jhon Napier

Cardiac Diet
A cardiac diet is suggested by dietician to patients who are at a higher risk of suffering from high blood pressure, heart problems and obesity. The diet is planned in way to make the heart healthy and to prevent any risk to heart. One of the major enemies of heart is bad cholesterol and unhealthy fats. Certain fat products are made from mono-saturated fat which helps in decreasing the level of bad cholesterol in human body and it is allowed in a cardiac diet. Low cholesterol diet is advised to patients suffering from heart diseases and in low cholesterol diet food product containing high amount of good cholesterol or HDL is allowed and food products rich in bad cholesterol or LDL (low density lipoproteins) is disallowed. Triglycerides are also fat products which are bad for health of heart and it should also be eliminated from diet. Bad cholesterol deposits in the arteries of human body and it can form plaque which makes the blood pumping difficult. Different types of fats T…

Heart Failure:A Case Study of a Failing Heart Phenomenon

There are two types of heart failure. Heart failure is one of the most fatal cardio-vascular problems that killed almost millions of people across the globe. It is enlisted under the top ten causes of mortality in adults. This phenomenon involves the sudden malfunctioning of the heart (failure to pump blood), which reduces the amount of blood supply to other vital organs in the body. The left-side heart failure affects the left atrium and left ventricle. The common manifestations of this type involve respiratory-related symptoms.Commonly, people suffering from left-side heart failure complain of difficulty of breathing. The right-side heart failure is more systemic. It affects the major veins and arteries in the body. Most common signs and symptoms associated to this type are edematous, swelling, and distention of the veins. What are the Possible Causes of Heart Failure? Medically, there are other health problems that can contribute to the development of heart failure.
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Homeopathic Treatment for Rheumatic Heart Disease By Edter

Rheumatic heart disease is a cardiovascular problem which is caused by rheumatic fever. The heart valves are damaged due to streptococcal infection (usually, triggered by an untreated sore throat). The main goal for treating rheumatic heart disease is to reduce the occurrence of its signs and symptoms. Additionally, the treatment plans are prescribed to prevent the complications and correct the imbalances of the cardiac functioning. Homeopathic therapy is a form of a treatment plan that is used to replace pharmaceutical medications. This therapy was established to people who have allergic reactions to the medications and to supply the needs of unfortunate patients (people who can’t afford to buy medicines for rheumatic heart disease). The most common and effective homeopathic treatment is the herbal formulation. This natural treatment plan is composed of natural herbs that are proven effective for treating rheumatic heart disease. GinsengThere are two types of ginseng. The mountain ginsen…

Sexual Intercourse after Heart Attack-By Edterchelle Soriano

One of the most pressing issue concerning after a heart attack is the resumption of sexual intercourse. According to the Center for Cardiovascular Health, there are several people who suffered from heart attack are anxious in engaging to sex. Moreover, most of them are worried of getting the second attack. Other times, they are preoccupied with thoughts of dying. Specialists quoted that having sex after the heart attack has low chances of getting another attack. Otherwise, they have underlying complications that can worsen the condition of the heart. Partners of people suffered from heart attack are anxious, as well. They are afraid of traumatizing their wife/husband if they die during or after sexual intercourse. According to the specialists from Women’s Cardiac Center based in New York, they encountered several women who suffered from this condition are oblivious with the signs and symptoms of another attack. Additionally, depression is often associated with heart attack. There are tre…

The Dilemma of Hypertensive Crisis-By Edterchelle Soriano

Hypertensive crisis Hypertensive crisis is considered as a serious vascular problem. It is characterized by a sudden spiking of blood pressure, which may lead to stroke. In this case, the systolic pressure becomes morbidly high (above 180 mmHg) and the diastolic pressure (more than 120 mmHg) increases, as well. These manifestations may occur due to vascular resistance. Normally, the blood vessels work as a passageway of the blood. However, if the blood vessels become inflamed or an occlusion in the opening of the vessels may occur (clots or plaque) will result to vascular resistance. Thus, it will lead into the spiking level of the blood pressure. Causes of Hypertensive CrisisThere are several factors that may contribute to the development of hypertensive crisis. These factors may occur to anybody who has poor lifestyle and possesses other underlying health problems. The causes include: Failure to take oral medication for hypertension. A person who is diagnosed with hypertension should ta…

Mitral stenosis: A terrible heart disease-By Dr.Deepti M

It’s a frightening truth that innumerable people across the globe are becoming victims of heart diseases, day by day. Mitral stenosis is a kind of heart disease, which affects plethora of people, belonging to different geographical area, ethnicities, races, and cultures, etc. Mitral stenosis is the disease inflicting the mitral or bicuspid valve of the heart. Our heart is made up of 4 chambers, and again divided into right sided chambers, and left sided chambers. Mitral valve is present between the 2 left sided chambers of the heart. Narrowing of the Mitral valve is known as Mitral stenosis. Mitral stenosis causes:There are myriad causes of Mitral stenosis, and let’s talk about a few of them: One of the most common causes of Mitral stenosis is another heart disease called Rheumatic fever. This disease has serious implications on the heart, along with many other organs of the body. It adversely affects the valves of the heart, mainly the Mitral valve.Although Mitral stenosis is seen amon…

Preventive Measures for Heart Attack-By Edterchelle Soriano

Heart Attack or medically known as Myocardial Infarction is a condition that is caused by low oxygen supply to the heart. The term “Myo” which means muscle and “Cardiac” for heart suffers from great deal of insufficient blood and oxygen supply from the coronary arteries.[relating to the heart (Greek kardia, ‘heart’)]



Eventually, this condition can be fatal because it causes death to a person who suffers from it. According to the World Health Organization, heart diseases such as Myocardial Infarction are one of the leading causes of mortality for adults and elderly. In line to this, several approaches were reinforced to various health sectors and departments across the globe. This is to prevent the occurrence of heart attack. This article focuses on the preventive measures for heart attack.Avoid eating foods which are high in cholesterol.Cholesterol is a substance that is commonly absorbed by the body. It goes along with the fats which are highly deposited in the adipose tissue. Normally…

Special Considerations for Beta Blockers (Drug for Hypertension)-By Edterchelle Soriano

Beta blocker is one of the most effective pharmaceutical treatments for hypertension. It is commonly prescribed by the medical doctors to people with high blood pressure. Moreover, there are special considerations that they need to understand before taking the drug. This goes with the dosage, route of administration and interaction of the drug to other oral medications taken by the users. Below are the common side effects (adverse reactions) of beta blockers: Lightheadedness (dizziness)Fatigability (excessive tiredness0Blurring of visionCold feet and handsSlow heart rate (below 60 beats per minute)Nausea and diarrhea (watery stool)However, there are side effects that can affect the neurological (nervous system) of the users. It has lesser effects but if the drug is consumed for more than what is prescribed, this will lead to serious problems. Poor sleeping pattern (insomnia)Loss of libido (lack of sex drive)Mental problem (depression)For male users, it can cause impotence (inability to m…

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